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All treats … No tricks!

We’re getting in the Halloween spirit & we’ve got a special treat for you … A SURPRISE SALE! Up to 30% off on ghoulishly good Anchal products! Shop now through Monday, November 3rd. Happy Halloween from the Anchal Team!

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Buying Chocolate doesn’t have to be bittersweet

Our favorite thing about halloween? The chocolate! Unfortunately, conventional chocolate production isn’t good for the earth–it fuels wars, engulfs rain forests, spreads toxic pesticides and pays out meager wages. Cocoa farmers are often forced to sell their harvest to middlemen who rig scales or misrepresent prices, and media reports of child slavery show the stark contrast […]

Anchal Fundraiser #1

21 Artisans Sponsored in 1 Night

& we’re thrilled! We are overwhelmed by this outpouring of support!   A big thank you goes out to everyone that joined us for “An Evening with Anchal” & those that went on to sponsor an Anchal artisan. For the next year, 21 women will be provided a fair wage through Anchal’s sustainable employment.  Moreover, the […]

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Anchal Insider: Monthly Education Workshops

This year we received a generous grant from the Circle of Sisterhood, a non-profit organization that raises money to remove barriers and provide educational opportunities for women & girls around the world.  As you know, education is a central aspect of our artisan program and we were more than thrilled to be able to strengthen […]

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Share your fall with Anchal

Fall is here! And we’ve created the perfect pinterest board to celebrate! Whether you’re apple picking, hiking, or cooking over a bonfire, we’d love to hear about your favorite fall moments & share them with you. Follow us on pinterest to get inspired for your next fall activity! -Molly

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Happy Diwali!

Today marks the celebration of the Festival of Lights in India.  All-day our artisans & their families will be gathering together & celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Learn more about this Indian holiday in our blogs – Diwali & Indian Traditions.  

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Throwback – Diwali 2013

Ok – so we know it’s not Thursday ….  But we’re doing a throwback anyway. In 2013, Colleen with friends David & Tricia had the wonderful experience of being in Ajmer during Diwali.  #howcool Here’s a snippet of David’s Diwali experience, for the full story, head here. “Diwali is the Festival of Lights. It’s what […]

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The Traditional & the modern

While traditional Indian clothing reflects the culture & climate of the region, millions in India look forward to the holidays and seize the unique opportunity to dress up. With Diwali, or the festival or lights, around the corner, excitement is stirring. Diwali celebrates favorable auspices and gratefulness to the goddess Lakshmi through a form of worship […]

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Off to Dining for Women

Just a few short days ago, the Anchal Team headed off to Cincinnati for Dining for Women’s Regional Conference. Harkening back to Tess’ report last week, Dining for Women (DFW) was recently recognized by Nick Kristof & Cheryl WuDunn in their new book A Path Appears,  applauding their work in supporting organizinations that empower women […]

It's Anchal-Day

It’s Anchal Day

It’s finally here!  Our first Anchal Day! The Louisville Metro Council declared October 16th as ‘Anchal Project Day‘. Today is a day for us to honor our artisans, our wonderful customers & to celebrate the positive difference we’re are making as a collective. For this special occasion …. enjoy 10% off your entire purchase TODAY ONLY in […]